Dish image
star 4.8

Ham and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast



  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 40 mins (15m prep + 25m cook)
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

leftover mashed potatoes and turkey | ham

local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. 2.Using a sharp knife, make a slit in each chicken breast to create a pocket for the stuffing.
  3. 3.Season the inside of each pocket with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.
  4. 4.Place a slice of ham and a slice of Swiss cheese inside each pocket.
  5. 5.Close the pockets by securing them with toothpicks.
  6. 6.Heat olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.
  7. 7.Add the stuffed chicken breasts to the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until browned.
  8. 8.Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  9. 9.Remove the toothpicks before serving.
  10. 10.Serve the Ham and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast with your favorite side dishes and enjoy!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightYou can use any type of ham and cheese that you prefer. Try using smoked ham and cheddar cheese for a different flavor profile.
  • chevron_rightMake sure to secure the chicken breasts with toothpicks to prevent the stuffing from falling out during cooking.
  • chevron_rightFeel free to add additional seasonings or herbs to the chicken breasts, such as dried oregano or rosemary, to suit your taste.
  • chevron_rightServe the stuffed chicken breasts with a side of roasted vegetables or a fresh salad for a complete and balanced meal.
  • chevron_rightIf you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.